Still NED but---

icemantoo
icemantoo Member Posts: 3,359 Member

Had my Kidney US last week and saw URO today. Same small sub cm cyst in other kidney wh1ch they have been watching for years. Officially NED for almost 17 years.

 

But PSA is higher and retest in 90 days. Then maybe Prostate biopssy. Trying to get discharged from URO.

 

 

 

icemantoo

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  • Bay Area Guy
    Bay Area Guy Member Posts: 546 Member
    My dad, who never was

    My dad, who never was diagnosed with any kind of cancer, had an elevated PSA level from about 65 years of age on.  He was referred to a urologist and various tests were done,  it did show an enlarged prostate.  As he got older, he did have an episode or two of difficulty urinating, but those passed (pardon the pun) with some medication and, once, with a catheter.  He passed away at 90, and the stated cause was complications from COPD, but the real reason, in my opinion, is that my mom passed away the year before and he missed her terribly.  I don’t think it was a coincidence that he passed away the night before what would have been her birthday.  I think he just wanted to be with her again.

    Congrats on another year of NED, ice.  May you have many more, and continue with your cheesy humor (that I love) and continue being an inspiration to everyone on this board.

  • jroby55
    jroby55 Member Posts: 40
    Congrats Iceman! Good luck

    Congrats Iceman! Good luck with the PSA! 

  • Hoss79
    Hoss79 Member Posts: 78
    Congrats on the NED!!!
    Congrats on the NED!!!
  • Dominick0711
    Dominick0711 Member Posts: 97 Member
    icemantoo, your 17 years NED

    icemantoo, your 17 years NED gives me great hope! And your comments always give me an opportunity to laugh! So happy you are NED!  Best of luck with the retest in 90 days, I'm hoping no biopsy for you!

  • Gtngbtr58 @aol.com
    Gtngbtr58 @aol.com Member Posts: 206
    Icemantoo congrats

    Keep it up-we need you here-June

  • Manufred
    Manufred Member Posts: 241
    The price of beating cancer

    Somewhat ironic, but success in defeating cancer (well, I mean our cancer, RCC) is that there will then be something else that takes us out eventually.

    Prostate is being managed very well these days as I expect you already know, and they say most men die with it (as your father may have done), not from it.

    And this might open up a whole new community on the Prostate survivors discussion board who can then benefit from your wisdom and wit.

    Hope it all goes away, but life goes on.

    Best wishes, Fred

  • eug91
    eug91 Member Posts: 373 Member
    Congrats icemantoo!

    NED! Here's to at least another 17 years! 

  • Canadian Sandy
    Canadian Sandy Member Posts: 725 Member
    Congrats on your Ned status!

    Congrats on your Ned status!

     

  • Allochka
    Allochka Member Posts: 994 Member
    Congrats on NED, and good

    Congrats on NED, and good luck with PSA thing! 

  • Bay Area Guy
    Bay Area Guy Member Posts: 546 Member
    Manufred said:

    The price of beating cancer

    Somewhat ironic, but success in defeating cancer (well, I mean our cancer, RCC) is that there will then be something else that takes us out eventually.

    Prostate is being managed very well these days as I expect you already know, and they say most men die with it (as your father may have done), not from it.

    And this might open up a whole new community on the Prostate survivors discussion board who can then benefit from your wisdom and wit.

    Hope it all goes away, but life goes on.

    Best wishes, Fred

    In regard to my dad, that’s

    In regard to my dad, that’s exactly what his urologist told him.....you’ll die with prostate cancer, but not from it.

  • Cybball
    Cybball Member Posts: 111
    That is fantastic.   Keep it

    That is fantastic.   Keep it up.   Gives me lots of long term goals.

  • APny
    APny Member Posts: 1,995 Member
    Great news, Iceman, and good

    Great news, Iceman, and good luck with the PSA!

  • donna_lee
    donna_lee Member Posts: 1,023 Member
    Yay for your side.

    Congrats, Iceman.  I'm hoping for a good report within a couple of weeks.

    donna_lee

  • adman
    adman Member Posts: 336
    CONGRATS!!!

    Great News; congrats. Continued great health and wishing you well.

    God Bless. 

  • Jan4you
    Jan4you Member Posts: 1,330 Member
    Let's celebrate YOU, Iceman!!

    Let's celebrate YOU, Iceman!! Look at ALL you bring us at this forum. 

    AND you offer us HOPE as you are Kidney cancer free for 17 friggin years!!

    So now its time to practice what Fox always said, NOt to worry, life is too precious.

    Sending you healing hugs,

    Jan

  • daisybud
    daisybud Member Posts: 529 Member
    Great news!

    Very happy for you! Happy dance time!

  • Retcenturion
    Retcenturion Member Posts: 240
    Happy dance time indeed!

    Thank you for sharing Iceman.  You do so much for all of us here. Wishing you many more good reports.

  • Bart1978
    Bart1978 Member Posts: 28 Member
    Good Luck

    Congrats on NED and good luck with the prostrate.

  • stub1969
    stub1969 Member Posts: 954 Member
    17 years!

    You continue to set the standard, Iceman.  Keep us posted on your recheck on your PSA numbers.

    Stub

  • Steph85
    Steph85 Member Posts: 166
    Congrats on the NED icemantoo

    Congrats on the NED icemantoo! You are an inspiration to us all.

    Take care,

    Steph